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A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life

A blog about social, and legal issues that cause me to take pause. By Paul Hunt.

http://www.inthelife.net
  • Dec 5

    When Using Technology is The Crime

    When Using Technology is The Crime
    Hello again Dear Reader,Today I’d like to follow up on a Blog from October titled ‘Fantasising Online. Is it a Crime?’. If you haven’t read it, might be worth hitting pause here and going back for a read. I can…
  • Nov 16

    Same sex Marriage and Teen Suicide Prevention

    Same sex Marriage and Teen Suicide Prevention
    Hello again Dear Reader,Today I’d like to take the opportunity to follow up on yesterday’s Blog ‘Where is the Love’, which begged the question...when is a loving relationship wonderful and acceptable to society and…
  • Oct 14

    Fantasising online. Is it a crime?

    Fantasising online. Is it a crime?
    Hello again Dear Reader,Today I would like to start by offering you a hypothetical. Let's pretend that you are a senior judge in your country's judicial system (and if you really are, just go along with it!).A person has been brought before…
Rank this Week: 1503

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • May 21

    U.S. Supreme Court Protects Employers that Violate Worker Right

    U.S. Supreme Court Protects Employers that Violate Worker Right
    The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that employees can simply insert a clause in a contract to prevent workers from joining class-action lawsuits. In other words, the Court ruled 5-4 that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) of 1925 trumps a law…
  • May 10

    Federal Courts Waste Taxpayers Dollars & Thumb Their Nose at Taxpayer

    Federal Courts Waste Taxpayers Dollars & Thumb Their Nose at Taxpayer
    The vast majority of Americans are effectively locked out of federal courts because they have no money and the “system” is almost intentionally hostile and  un-navigable for lay people. Yet U.S. courts are more than willing…
  • May 7

    The Problem with Federal Judges Who Bully

    The Problem with Federal Judges Who Bully
    The case primarily involves age discrimination but includes a sex discrimination claim. The sex discrimination claim gave rise to a venue dispute involving where the lawsuit could be filed. The federal government said the case had to be…
Rank this Week: 1890

Accessibility Defense

Accessibility Defense

Covers the defense of accessibility claims under the ADA and FHA. By Richard Hunt.

http://accessdefense.com
  • May 21

    PTSD and dogs – what does the ADA require?

    PTSD and dogs – what does the ADA require?
    A recent news* story about a veteran with PTSD and his dog is a good reminder that service dogs and emotional support dogs are not the same, and that the subject is still confusing to many people. This is especially important now because many…
  • May 19

    Invisible disabilities under the FHA and ADA – when are they really real?

    Invisible disabilities under the FHA and ADA – when are they really real?
    Among the most frustrating claims of disability for landlords, businesses and clear thinking lawyers are those involving mental impairments – invisible disabilities whose very existence is hard to determine. For this blog we’re…
  • May 10

    Quick Hits – All the news for April 2018

    Quick Hits – All the news for April 2018
    April was a busy month for courts confronting ADA lawsuits and some of the news is good for business; at least for business outside the Ninth Circuit. Of the cases we discuss, the two website cases are the most interesting, for they show how…
Rank this Week: 2614

Age Discrimination in Employment

Age Discrimination in Employment

An employment law blog that follows legal developments involving age discrimination in employment and advocates for equal rights for older workers. By Patricia G. Barnes.

http://agediscriminationinemployment.com
  • May 14

    What Does it Say About the EEOC if Age Discrimination is a “Priority”?

    What Does it Say About the EEOC if Age Discrimination is a “Priority”?
    To commemorate Older Americans Month, the EEOC  issued a tweet on Monday claiming that “age discrimination is a priority for the EEOC.” The tweet directs the reader to a statement by Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic, who…
  • May 5

    Games Continue in Google Age Discrimination Lawsuit

    Games Continue in Google Age Discrimination Lawsuit
    The games continue in a lawsuit by  more than 260 job applicants who allege that Google engaged in systemic age discrimination in hiring. Google has filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman in San Jose, CA, to revoke the…
  • May 3

    Darden’s Restaurant Chain to Pay $2.85 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Suit

    Darden’s Restaurant Chain to Pay $2.85 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Suit
    Darden Restaurants, the owner of Seasons 52, an Orlando-based restaurant chain, has agreed to pay $2.85 million to settle a nationwide class action age discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC. During the course of the litigation, more than…
Rank this Week: 1780

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • May 23

    A Court Ruling in Gavin Grimm’s Case Is a Very Big Deal

    A Court Ruling in Gavin Grimm’s Case Is a Very Big Deal
    The Trump administration tried to stop Gavin Grimm. But Gavin, and other trans youth, haven’t backed down. Yesterday another federal court said what we’ve been arguing all along: Federal law protects transgender people.  For…
  • May 23

    The Border Patrol Was Monstrous Under Obama. Imagine How Bad It Is Under Trump.

    The Border Patrol Was Monstrous Under Obama. Imagine How Bad It Is Under Trump.
    The ACLU and the International Human Rights Clinic have obtained disturbing documents detailing Border Patrol abuses. On a December morning, Border Patrol agents confronted a 15-year-old high school student named Jahveel Ocampo at a rest…
  • May 23

    Why Ohio’s Congressional Map is Unconstitutional

    Why Ohio’s Congressional Map is Unconstitutional
    National and state GOP officials conspired to redraw Ohio’s map to exclude Democratic voters. We all know how representative democracy is supposed to work — each election cycle, citizens vote to determine which elected officials…
Rank this Week: 61

Ann Brown Legal

Ann Brown Legal

Covers personal injury and employment law including advice for employees and persons injured by others.

https://www.annbrownlegal.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1142

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's…

Attorney R. Tamara de Silva's Blawg

Constitutional matters, politics, Wall Street matters, important cases and lots of opinions.

http://www.desilvalawoffices.com/Chicago-Litigation.aspx
  • Feb 9

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban

    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Effort to Reinstate Travel Ban
    /documents/17-35105.pdfThe Ninth Circuit's three-judge federal appeals panel unanimously refuses to reinstate President Trump’s travel ban. The decision is here. The decision was not signed as usual but per curium. Among the…
  • Jan 26

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered

    Civil Asset Forfeiture Considered
    Civil Forfeiture Considered
  • Jan 18

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?

    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer?
    When Does a Criminal Defendant Have the Right to a Lawyer? Most people know from popular TV shows that the defendant in a criminal case has the right to counsel. But when does this right come into play, and what does it really mean? The…
Rank this Week: 2855

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law…

Australian Gay and Lesbian Law Blog

Covers the impact of relationship laws on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Australia. By Stephen Page.

http://lgbtlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Milton Griffin QC launches Pride in Law

    Milton Griffin QC launches Pride in Law
    On Friday, Milton Griffin QC was the keynote speaker at the launch of Pride in Law, Australia's first LGBTIQ networking association. Here is his moving speech: <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> …
  • Nov 19

    Parliament will debate equal marriage laws ahead of referral to High Court: Pyne

    Parliament will debate equal marriage laws ahead of referral to High Court: Pyne
    The Leader of the House, Christopher Pyne, has made plain the Government's determination to amend the Marriage Act by Christmas: "The Australian people expect their Parliament to respect the clear mandate of themarriage survey and…
  • Nov 13

    James Patterson's proposed abolition of honeymoons for same sex couple

    James Patterson's proposed abolition of honeymoons for same sex couple
    Sometimes I wake up and wonder what rubbish I have to read that some Parliamentary draftsman has prepared which has then been passed by Parliament and is yet more red tape called legislation or regulation. This morning I woke up to read one…
Rank this Week: 3926

Bent Law

Bent Law

Covers gay rights and the law.

http://bentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    On Academic Freedom

    On Academic Freedom
    Ian Barnard has written an essay on academic freedom and issues of sexual orientation, political views and the unwritten rules of academic discipline well worth reading: Academic Freedom and Me The complications of…
  • Oct 21

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease

    The Indian Government and the Homosexuality Disease
    The Times of India recently reported on a case before the Indian High Court challenging Section 377 of the Indian penal code criminalizing sodomy and the like. To bolster its case, the Indian government has asserted arguments long popular…
  • Oct 2

    Measure of Your Political Compa

    Measure of Your Political Compa
    For a little relief from the election rhetoric and to get a sense of your own political orientation you might find the self test for your political compass interesting. To access the test go to the following site of the political compass.
Rank this Week: 4040

California Police Brutality Lawyer…

California Police Brutality Lawyer Blog

Covers police brutality and excessive force. By Okorie Okorocha.

http://www.californiapolicebrutalitylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3520

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 521

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Civil Rights Law & Policy Blog

Edited by Andrew M. Ironside.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civil_rights/
Rank this Week: 2259

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Connecticut Lesbian and Gay Law

Covers gay marriage, civil unions, and step-parent and co-parent adoptions. By Irene C. Olszewski.

http://ctlgbtlaw.wordpress.com
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 24

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate

    Colorado Civil Unions Bill Passes Senate
    Yesterday,  a Colorado Senate committee voted 3-2 to pass Senate Bill 11, which would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in that state.  The bill was opposed by Republicans in that vote.  The bill will now be heard by…
  • Jan 23

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice

    Connecticut Legislature Confirms First Openly Gay Supreme Court Justice
    Earlier today, the Connecticut General Assembly confirmed Andrew J. McDonald, a Democratic state senator, as the first openly gay justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. The Senate voted 30-3 to confirm McDonald while the House voted…
Rank this Week: 4617

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Apr 27

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money

    Who Owns Your Favorite Pundit? How to Follow the Money
    Most of your favorite pundits are owned by the same big donors who control elections. These relationships are never disclosed. You can, however, help me expose the corrupt. Go to Guidestar.org It's free to register. Search for the name of the…
  • Feb 10

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter

    Clifford Durand and Violence Against Women Allowed on Twitter
    Clifford Durand is a student at St. John's University who recently threatened to "smash" a "bitch" in his class because she had a Donald Trump sticker on her computer. (You can find an archive of the Tweet here.) None of…
  • Jan 25

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life

    Marc Randazza Learns a Hard Lesson on Loyalty and Life
    Marc Randazza is a lawyer's lawyer. When someone threatened you with a lawsuit or some up drama came up, Randazza was the man you called. He was more generous with his time than any lawyer I'd ever known. As one of his many lawyer-clients,…
Rank this Week: 906

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

David M. Ginsberg's Legal Blog

Covers China, law, social causes, and domestic and foreign policy.

http://davidmginsberg.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2901

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1899

Disability Law

Disability Law

Covers developments in disability law and related fields.

http://disabilitylaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1617

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
  • May 8

    Worse than Corruption

    Worse than Corruption
    I know people who think that the worst thing about the Trump administration is the corruption: the Trump family lining its pockets in various grifting ways, be it emoluments via hotel; deals in the shadow of official favor; multiple…
  • Apr 25

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 15

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4058

Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2933

Employment Case of the Week

Employment Case of the Week

Examines one of the most interesting cases of the week and provides analysis and commentary. By Alan H. Schorr & Associates, P.C.

https://www.schorrlaw.com/case-of-the-week/
  • May 4

    New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act Leads the Country in Pay Equality Law

    New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act Leads the Country in Pay Equality Law
    New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) has long been praised as one of the nation’s strongest pieces of legislation when it comes to fighting workplace discrimination. Now a new law is taking NJLAD one step farther and…
  • May 1

    New Jersey Detective Files Lawsuit Accusing Prosecutor’s Office of Discrimination

    New Jersey Detective Files Lawsuit Accusing Prosecutor’s Office of Discrimination
    An 11-year veteran of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a workplace discrimination lawsuit against her superiors in federal court. She is accusing them of subjecting her to numerous acts of on-the-job discrimination that…
  • Mar 23

    Alan H. Schorr Named to NJ Super Lawyers For 2018 in Employment Litigation

    Alan H. Schorr Named to NJ Super Lawyers For 2018 in Employment Litigation
    In the most recent issue of New Jersey Monthly Magazine Alan Schorr is named a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2018 under Employment Litigation-Plaintiff. Congratulations Alan! The post Alan H. Schorr Named to NJ Super Lawyers For 2018 in…
Rank this Week: 2524

Employment Discrimination Report

Employment Discrimination Report

Covers legislation, noteworthy cases and trends in enforcement. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://employmentdiscrimination.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 3

    Minnesota Proposes Sweeping Change for Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Minnesota Proposes Sweeping Change for Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Last week, Minnesota legislators introduced a bill to amend the definition of sexual harassment under state law.  Indeed, this legislation has already received significant attention in the media throughout Minnesota.  And…
  • May 2

    NJ Becomes Tenth State to Mandate Paid Sick Leave

    NJ Becomes Tenth State to Mandate Paid Sick Leave
    Today, as expected, Governor Murphy signed into law the Paid Sick Leave Act.  The Paid Sick Leave law is effective October 29, 2018. The Law requires all New Jersey employers, regardless of size, to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick…
  • Apr 25

    Governor Murphy Signs Pay Equity Bill

    Governor Murphy Signs Pay Equity Bill
    The NJ legislature has been busy in recent weeks with new employment laws.  Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, which will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The law is probably one of the broadest equal pay…
Rank this Week: 2165

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Equal Vote: Election Law @ Mortiz

Covers election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics. Special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities. Publsihed by Dan Tokaji at Moritz Colle

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/blogs/tokaji/
  • Dec 18

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform

    The Wrong Approach to Election Reform
    The Ohio legislature yesterday approved a bill (SB 380) that would eliminate the window for early registration and absentee voting, among other things.
  • Nov 7

    Reforming Registration

    Reforming Registration
    On Monday, I identified four problem areas to watch out for on Election Day: 1) lines at the polls, 2) voting equipment, 3) voter registration lists, and 4) provisional and absentee ballots. While machine breakdowns and polling place lines…
  • Nov 4

    What We Don't Know

    What We Don't Know
    We now know that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States of America. In the enormity of this moment in American history, the gritty details of election administration, upon which my Moritz colleagues and I spend so much…
Rank this Week: 660

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 16

    This Is Not Normal: Democrats Must #Shut It Down

    This Is Not Normal: Democrats Must #Shut It Down
    The Democrats in Congress continue to go about the business of governing as a respectful minority party.  They express concern about the degradation of our politics, ask pointed questions at confirmation hearings of horrific nominees who…
  • Mar 30

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump

    Passover And The Plague Of Trump
    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax.  -- The Big LebowskiPassover is a celebration of the liberation of the Jewish people from Egypt three thousand years ago. We've been telling and re-telling the…
  • Mar 29

    The Great Orange

    The Great Orange
    The Mets have made a lot of disastrous trades over their ignominious history.  Fans can cite the familiar litany that includes trading Nolan Ryan for a washed up Jim Fregosi; Amos Otis for a never-was Joe Foy and, of course,…
Rank this Week: 196

Fair Housing Defense

Fair Housing Defense

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://fairhousing.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1710

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
  • May 17

    The Cyptocurrency Gender Gap

    The Cyptocurrency Gender Gap
    Ms. Magazine has the details here.  I can’t say I’m surprised at the stats.  Apart from whether cryptocurrency is a good/bad investment (and maybe women have figured out what isn’t great about it….), there…
  • May 15

    Stop Treating Professional Cheerleaders (and Women in General) Like Property

    Stop Treating Professional Cheerleaders (and Women in General) Like Property
    Professional cheerleaders are in the news lately and this time it’s not for their horrifically low pay, which, supposedly, is being fixed across the NFL and NBA.  This time, it’s about the ridiculous rules that cheerleaders…
  • May 15

    Waldman on “The Preferred Preferences”

    Waldman on “The Preferred Preferences”
    Emily Gold Waldman (Pace) has posted to SSRN her article The Preferred Preferences, (forthcoming, 97 North Carolina Law Review (2018)).  Here is the abstract: In theory, customer preferences cannot justify discriminatory treatment by…
Rank this Week: 373

For the Seventh Generation Blog

For the Seventh Generation Blog

Protecting Native Nations for the Seventh Generation. News, views, and opinions about federal Indian law and tribal governance by law professors who teach in the field.

http://tribal-law.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People

    Geneva Institute on Indigenous People
    If you are a law student interested in studying abroad, the University of Tulsa offers a program in Geneva relating to Indigenous people. The 2009 program will run July 4 - August 1, 2009, and the classes offered for the first two weeks are…
  • Apr 14

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle

    Transcript of Argument in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle
    The transcript of the argument today in Plains Commerce Bank v. Long Family Land & Cattle is available here. Surprisingly, the Court was heavily interested in the idea that a majority Indian-owned corporation might be considered an Indian…
  • Mar 25

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women

    OK AG values Bank over Battered Women
    This was originally submitted to the Tulsa World as an op-ed piece, but was not published:update as of 4/10/08: The Tulsa World did indeed publish this an op-ed piece, The Native American Times reprinted it and the Cherokee Phoenix plans to…
Rank this Week: 4074

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

http://michaellumer.blogspot.com
  • May 28

    The Lumer Law Group

    The Lumer Law Group
    In September 2013, I co-founded Lumer & Neville, a small civil rights and criminal defense firm in New York City. We had some real successes and met all of my personal goals and targets. But life is is not static and things change. Which…
  • Jan 24

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice

    Alan Newton and New York's Flexible Principles of Justice
    When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio made a point of talking about doing what was right and what was just. Based on these basic principles, our mayor-to-be promised to reform the NYPD's Stop and Frisk program and settle the Central Park Five…
  • Dec 6

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old

    Laquan McDonald: Same Old, Same Old
    Cook County Coroner's illustration of Laquan McDonald's wounds -- courtesy of the New RepublicWhen I began this blog, I was enthusiastic about the forum and set aside the energy and time to write. As the months passed, I have found it…
Rank this Week: 2209

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    What is truth, said jesting Pilate

    What is truth, said jesting Pilate
    Back in 2010, Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff had an op-ed about Kevin Cooper, a black man on death row in California for stabbing four people to death and leaving for dead a fifth who somehow survived and said the killing was done by 3…
  • May 10

    In Case You Hadn't Heard

    In Case You Hadn't Heard
    The war on crime and drugs did not fail.  It was a roaring success.Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the Gatlinburg LawEnforcement Training Conference, May 8, 2018And, by the way,
  • Apr 17

    Ya Think?

    Ya Think?
    In fact, if the severity of the consequences counts when deciding the standard of review, shouldn’t we also take account of the fact that today’s civil laws regularly impose penalties far more severe than those found in many…
Rank this Week: 305

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Gay & Lesbian Legal Update

Cover estate planning for gays and lesbians. By Kenneth Vercammen.

http://gaybilesbian.blogspot.com/
  • May 11

    A Will is presumed valid

    A Will is presumed valid
    A Will is presumed validIn any attack upon the validity of a Will, it is generally presumed that "the testator was of sound mind and competent when he executed the Will." Gellert v. Livingston, 5 N.J. 65, 71 (1950). If there is a…
  • Feb 14

    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyers State v. Burkert

    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyers State v. Burkert
    Not criminal harassment to publish rude flyersState v. Burkert(A-6-16) This case tests the limits to which a broadly worded harassment statute, N.J.S.A. 2C: 33-4(c), can criminalize speech. William Burkert and Gerald Halton were…
  • Dec 25

    New 2017 Expungement Law

    New 2017 Expungement Law
    New 2017 Expungement Law By Kenneth Vercammen      The Senate Judiciary Committee reports favorably and with committee amendments Senate Law No. 3307.     This law, as amended, would revise…
Rank this Week: 3673

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • May 11

    Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment, Again

    Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment, Again
    Vicki Schultz, Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment, Again Twenty years ago, I published an article in the Yale Law Journal entitled “Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment.” Five years later, I published a follow-up article in YLJ. These two…
  • May 11

    The MeToo Movement as an Analytical Tool to Critique Rape Crisis Framing of Victim Service

    The MeToo Movement as an Analytical Tool to Critique Rape Crisis Framing of Victim Service
    Jamie Abrams, The #MeToo Movement: An Invitation for Feminist Critique of Rape Crisis Framing, 52 Richmond L. Rev. (forthcoming) This article invites feminists to leverage the #MeToo Movement as a critical analytical tool to explore the…
  • May 11

    Developing Enhanced Due Process Protections for Title IX Sexual Assault Cases at Public Institution

    Developing Enhanced Due Process Protections for Title IX Sexual Assault Cases at Public Institution
    Jim Newberry & William E. Thro, After the Dear Colleague Letter: Developing the Enhanced Due Process Protections for Title IX Sexual Assault Cases at Public Institutions, Journal of College & University Law (forthcoming). Since the…
Rank this Week: 2262

Homeless Law Blog

Homeless Law Blog

Features questions and answers about how the law affects homeless life. By Linda Tashbook.

http://homelesslaw.wordpress.com
  • Nov 17

    If I’m homeless and get a seasonal job what are my rights about pay and hours?

    If I’m homeless and get a seasonal job what are my rights about pay and hours?
    If you are hired to staff a holiday tree sale, a summer carnival, a pumpkin patch, a Halloween costume sale or any other “pop-up” seasonal business, you are entitled to the same Fair Labor Standards as permanent employees. You…
  • Aug 16

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?

    What if I can’t pay my tickets or fees and fines from criminal court?
    We know that homeless people get charged with a lot of small crimes. Examples include loitering, panhandling, obstructing the sidewalk, trespassing, and littering. Very often, the penalty for these minor crimes is a fine—either a ticket…
  • Oct 28

    How can I get my mail when I’m always moving around?

    How can I get my mail when I’m always moving around?
    There are mail forwarding business that provide transient people (often RV dwellers who are on the road rather than living in one RV community) with a street address.  The mail forwarding business will either scan the incoming mail…
Rank this Week: 4059

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • May 23

    ICE Delivers Extreme Child Abuse at The Border

    ICE Delivers Extreme Child Abuse at The Border
    The separation of families at our borders is distressing and inflicts multiple trauma on already traumatized people. Even more distressing is the abuse of unaccompanied minors. Many find the topic too distressing to discuss. But the abuse of…
  • May 22

    US Ambassador to Netherlands Acknowledges His Fake New

    US Ambassador to Netherlands Acknowledges His Fake New
    In 2015 Pete Hoekstra lied. He said that the Islamic movement was causing chaos in Europe and was responsible for burning politicians and cars in the Netherlands. Hoekstra acnowledged that this report was fake news. Now Hoekstra is the US...
  • May 21

    'Silence the Guns,' UN Official Urge

    'Silence the Guns,' UN Official Urge
    On May 7, the UN Disarmament Affairs chief, Izumi Nakamitsu, urged members to "silence the guns," noting that lack of adequate gun regulation was a prime contributor to the pandemic of gun violence. The official's remarks were made in…
Rank this Week: 2258

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
Rank this Week: 131

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Apr 25

    Idaho Self Defense Law Clarified – Stand Your Ground

    Idaho Self Defense Law Clarified – Stand Your Ground
    Idaho’s law protecting a person acting in self-defense gets clarified by the passage of Senate Bill 1313 – which goes into effect July 1st. The real impact is to consolidate and codify existing law to clearly protect the inherent…
  • Mar 8

    Federal Prisons Are A Terrible Place to Live and An Even Worse Place To Wait For Death!

    Federal Prisons Are A Terrible Place to Live and An Even Worse Place To Wait For Death!
    I just finished reading a news story in the NY Times titled “Frail, Old and Dying, but Their Only Way Out of Prison Is In A Coffin.” It follows reporting by The Marshall Project on the same topic. The bottom line, accurately told…
  • Feb 27

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.

    Facing the opioid crisis? Prepare for battle.
    I am at it again, trying to keep a nice young man from a great family out of prison. Again. He awaits his fate. Again. And he is not alone. So many of the people addicted to opiates cycle in and out of the drug and in and out of the justice…
Rank this Week: 3728

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority…

Indigenous and Ethnic Minority International Legal News

By Steven C. Perkins.

http://iemlnews.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    New Book on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

    New Book on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
    Forthcoming book on the UNDRIP is available for pre-order at $185.00. It will be published by Oxford University Press on 22 April 2018. Subtitled, A Commentary, it is edited by Jessie Hohmann, Lecturer in Law, Queen Mary, University of London…
  • Sep 13

    10th Anniversary of the UNDRIP

    10th Anniversary of the UNDRIP
    Statement by the Chair of the UNPFII on the 10th Anniversary of the UNDRIP September 13, 2017 United Nations Headquarters, New York – Today marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of…
  • Apr 26

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017

    16th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - 24 April - 5 May, 2017
    The 16th Session of the UNPFII has opened in the United Nations in New York. The theme of the session is the "Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the…
Rank this Week: 3770

Invisible Man

Invisible Man

Covers criminal law and civil rights issues in Georgia. By Albert Wan.

http://georgiadefenderblog.com
  • Nov 8

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    I’m sad to say that this is my last post for the blog.  I started this blog together with my solo law practice.  But I am moving abroad soon and will be closing down my law practice as well.  So … Continue reading…
  • Jun 21

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose

    Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
    If freedom means anything it means the right to commit violence in another person’s name.  This is a lesson that’s been passed on from one generation to the next since the time this country was first founded.  And…
  • May 3

    My Commencement Speech

    My Commencement Speech
    It’s that time of the year again when universities call on dignitaries and luminaries to give commencement speeches to their students.  Most of these speeches will be rambling, pointless and sleep-inducing.  Others less…
Rank this Week: 518

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 128

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 1935

Law is War

Law is War

Blog written by two LLM students on contemporary human rights and civil liberties issues in the UK.

http://lawiswar.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 31

    UKHIP’s Calais Flotilla: Donations & Eviction

    UKHIP&rsquo;s Calais Flotilla: Donations &amp; Eviction
    On 28th March UKHIP’s flotilla of solidarity made its way to Calais in a convoy which included a van full of donations – both given and bought with the funds raised by the crowdfunding campaign. Spirits were high as we made our…
  • Mar 5

    Supreme Court’s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy & protest right

    Supreme Court&rsquo;s Catt judgment ignores reality of surveillance and seriously undermines privacy &amp; protest right
    Yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment ( press summary here) in the Catt case marks a missed opportunity to protect the privacy rights of protestors and instead waves through the police’s runaway mass…
  • Feb 4

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability

    Police intelligence obsession ignores law and balks at accountability
    Three issues have come to light over the last few days which raise yet more concerns around police operations, privacy and freedom of expression.  All three have a common theme in that they all show the police’s willingness to…
Rank this Week: 2228

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human…

Lawyer Blog on Civil and Human Rights

Covers constitutional law, civil rights, and human rights. By Nexus Derechos Humanos.

https://www.humanrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1123

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 4477

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue

    New Cases on the Constitutionality of Long Sentences for Juveniles: The Graham Saga Continue
    In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the U.S. Supreme Court barred the sentence of life without the possibility of parole (LWOP) for crimes committed by anyone under eighteen years of age. Grounded in the Cruel and Unusual…
  • Sep 2

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure

    After Return from Prison, Friends Can Be Key to Success or Failure
    New research highlights the importance of friends in determining whether returning prisoners will commit new crimes. A considerable body of prior research has demonstrated the importance of family relationships to the returning prisoner, but…
  • Aug 14

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection

    Crime and Stigma: New Research Explores the Connection
    The colonial Americans famously had their “scarlet letter” punishments, which marked and shamed the criminal. Today, the stigma of a conviction may be less vividly displayed, but it is no less real. Two interesting new…
Rank this Week: 414

Life, Law, Gender

Life, Law, Gender

Denise's musings about life in law school, transgender issues, and other odds and ends.

http://musingsonlifelawandgender.typepad.com/life_law_gender/
  • Jul 9

    Trans* & RadFem

    Trans* &amp; RadFem
    A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend and former law professor, Catharine MacKinnon. She was reaching out to me for my reactions because others had reached out to her about one or more incidents of violence...
  • Aug 14

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my

    Ism's and Phobias, oh my
  • Aug 10

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism

    Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism
    It's been a long time since I wrote a blog post.  And, I guess if I'm honest here, I'm not writing one now.  I don't know when, or if, I'll ever blog regularly again.  But, that's not the point of this post. 
Rank this Week: 799

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Lundgren & Johnson Blog

Educational legal blog written for the layman on criminal defense, personal injury, and civil rights topics.

https://lundgrenjohnson.com/blog/
  • May 15

    Minnesota’s Revenge Porn Law: A Restriction on Free Speech?

    Minnesota’s Revenge Porn Law: A Restriction on Free Speech?
    In 2016, Minnesota joined a majority of states in criminalizing the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images, otherwise known as “revenge porn.”  As we have written about here, Minnesota’s revenge porn law…
  • Mar 2

    Criminal Vehicular Homicide Charges: Part II

    Criminal Vehicular Homicide Charges: Part II
    In Lundgren & Johnson’s first article from the criminal vehicular operation series in October 2017, we discussed the eight categories of Minnesota criminal vehicular homicide (CVH) and criminal vehicular operation (CVO)…
  • Feb 15

    Minnesota Supreme Court: A Pistol in a Center Console is “Carrying a Pistol”

    Minnesota Supreme Court: A Pistol in a Center Console is “Carrying a Pistol”
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an important decision of statewide significance. In State v. Prigge, the court was asked whether a person may be found guilty of carrying a pistol under the influence when the... Read more…
Rank this Week: 1020